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We Are All Tainted By This Horrific Catalogue Of Abuse

T he official executive summary of the Irish Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse is literally sickening. No one without a heart of tungsten can read this sorry account of......

The Church And The Dominant Liberal Culture Speak...

From Professor John Loughlin SIR – Debra Flint and Terence Reid (Letters, May 1) complain about the Church’s teaching in areas of sexual morality and gender. Miss Flint takes......

A Paranoid Tendency

From Mr Tom McIntyre SIR – Stuart Reid’s criticism of the “paranoid tendency” of some Catholic bloggers (Charterhouse, May 22) is timely. But hasn’t the same tendency touched......

Don’t Follow Obama’s Pragmatic Example

From Mr Paul Kokoski SIR – Speaking on the need to find “common ground” regarding fundamental issues such as abortion and embryonic stem-cell research President Obama told......

Our Dark Times

From Mr Brian G Birkhead SIR – Watching the inauguration of the new Archbishop of Westminster last week, the pomp and sanctimony surrounding the occasion seemed somehow......

Sentiment And Reason

From Mr Tony Bond SIR – Vegetarians don’t say that eating red meat is immoral and contrary to Jesus’s presumed example, thus mutually exclusive with Catholicism as Graham......

The Speaker’s Failure

From Mr Adrian Murphy SIR – If it is true that Archbishop Conti is seeking to defend the Speaker of the House of Commons Michael Martin as a popular and good public servant......

The ‘wow’ Factor

From Mr Kevin Greenan SIR – Among the many words and reports of the installation of our new Archbishop of Westminster, Archbishop Vincent Nichols, very little has been said of......

Feeling At A Loss

From Mr Antony Pinchin SIR – Simon Knott notes (Letters, May 15) that rural Anglican churches are often open daily. On visiting ancient churches where, before the Reformation,......

The Crusaders Were Not Religious Extremists

From Mr Guy Sainty SIR – Richard Dodd’s dismissal (in an aside) of the Crusades as an example of religious extremism (Letters, May 25) demonstrates a misunderstanding of their......

Catholic Dilemmas

The rosary seems to be strongly recommended by the Church but I have great difficulty praying it – am I obliged to say the rosary? We do have a legitimate freedom in the......

Thought

FOR THE WEEK The human mind is prone to pride even when not supported by power; how much more, then, does it exalt itself when it has that support. – Pope Gregory I ( c 540-604)......